The trip has been a very good one for me. Though the ride up was initially tough, I enjoyed it anyway, and the weather in Portland has been brilliant. My hosts are wonderful; and they are usIng my visit as a wonderful reason to throw a party – I am so lucky in the friends […]
Oh look, a blog post.
So, yeah. Feeling a bit down again. and I have figured out why. I feel like I’m straying a bit form parts of my core – the things that I self-define as that make up a significant chunk of my identity. In short, I have not been doing any art, and my local circumstances and internal […]
Reaction to recent events (please read this)
Quite a lot of unhappy stuff has happened just recently, nationally – stuff that I’ve been reluctant to comment on for various reasons – but I have reactions to them that I’d like to get out there. Read More “Reaction to recent events (please read this)”
“X things make a post…”
… and I’m in a bit of a writing mood. Stuff and Things have been happening. Most of it good, some of it irritating or plain not fun. In no particular order: The convention I helped run back in March? – I went pretty well, actually. I’ve signed on again for next year, on the […]
Something to note while dealing with me
If, by some chance, I have offended you/pissed you off/made you uncomfortable at some point, it would be best to actually tell me so, in a timely fashion. I am not perfect, I make mistakes, but I sure as hell do not want to hear about them a year later, sans details, from a third party. It […]
I’ve been seeing a disturbing thing lately. In many of the #BlackLivesMatter posts I’ve seen around the net, there has been a lot of answering responses that “all lives matter”. Mostly, so far as I can tell, these responses are from white people. And while all lives do matter, it is completely beside the damn point. […]
I’m disgusted and outraged.
I cannot accept the #Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. I can’t condone the violent protests there, but neither can I condemn them. I think to myself, “what if the cops were going after Jewish men & boys?” (I’m Jewish, for the record). Where can you go for justice if the society […]
So, I ran across this spectacular custom sidecar rig… (this is a rant about sexism, actually)
This is it: Spectacular, yes? Anyone who knows my taste in motorcycles and is reading this is likely very surprised at this point; I’m not known as a particular fan of Harley-Davidson. But this thing? It works on all levels for me. I’d happily ride the wheels off of it, assuming I could afford to build […]